Best Face Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Aside from trial and error, there are a few different ways to go about finding the best face moisturizers. For starters, it's important to take stock of what your skin needs and which ingredients will help you achieve those results. Though they may be part of the same family, certain skin care products — creams and moisturizers, specifically — serve different functions so you have to make sure you're choosing the one that's right for both your skin type and your lifestyle.

The hunt for the best face moisturizer begins by understanding your skin type. People who are prone to flaking and redness likely have dry skin that will require added moisture. There's a good chance that those with oily skin deal with excess shine, whether they're wearing makeup or not, which means you should likely stick to water-based moisturizers that won't add any extra oils.

Your surroundings also affect your skin.

Living in woody areas means you'll have a different set of requirements for a moisturizer than my fellow city-dwellers. People residing in heavily-populated regions, where gas emissions are much higher, need an anti-pollutant formula to protect their precious skin. For those that spend a lot of time in extreme climates (I'm looking at you Michigan, Nevada — and every city in between), ultra-hydration is of top priority.

Lucky for you, regardless of where you live or what type of skin you have, there are more than enough products on the market to give you all the moisture and hydration your face may be missing and we've rounded them up.

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